Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from Stand Corrected Editing? 
 
Please see my selection of professional book editing services here. 
 
For my developmental editing service specifically, I will go through your manuscript and make comments on your character development, descriptions, dialogue, plot, structure and subplots, and I will also provide you with an editorial report that will delve into further detail of what could be improved in your novel. 

Regarding my detailed line editing service, I will go through your manuscript using the Tracking Tool on Microsoft Word, and fix your active vs passive voice, capitalisation, clarity, consistency, descriptions, factual accuracy, flow, grammar, lengthy sentences, mood & tone, new lines & paragraphs, punctuation, repetition, spelling, syntax, tense and typos. Comments and suggestions will also be added throughout the margin to inform why certain edits have been made to your book.  

In my thorough copy editing service, I will also go through your manuscript using the
Tracking Tool on Microsoft Word, and fix your active vs passive voice, capitalisation, clarity, consistency, descriptions, factual accuracy, grammar, lengthy sentences, new lines & paragraphs, punctuation, repetition, spelling, syntax, and typos. Comments and suggestions will also be added throughout the margin to inform why certain edits have been made to your book.  

If you're after the best proofreading service in the UK, I will also 
go through your manuscript using the Tracking Tool on Microsoft Word, and fix your capitalisation, grammar, punctuation,  spelling and typos. 

If you know which book editing service you require, please feel free to
get in touch and we can get started today!


Do you edit every single manuscript you receive?

Yes, I personally edit every manuscript I receive, and no one else has access to it. 
I have a story idea, would you write it for me if I pay extra? 
No. Stand Corrected Editing only offers book editing services and is not a ghost writing service. 
I have used a ghost writer to write my book, would you edit it?
Stand Corrected Editing does not generally edit manuscripts that have been written by a ghost writer. However, should you have a valid reason for hiring a ghost writer, your manuscript may not be disregarded. Here are a few reasons that would make you an exception: 
  • You have a disability or an impairment that prevents you from writing the book yourself. 
  • You have a true story or memoir to tell, but writing it yourself is triggering and painful, e.g. novels involving abuse, victims of true crime, war or addiction. If your manuscript falls into a different category, please feel free to get in touch and it can be discussed further. 
Can you represent me or publish my work?
 
No. Stand Corrected Editing will not represent you or publish your work. 
However, if you go on to publish your novel after the assistance of Stand Corrected Editing, let me know and I'll be happy to promote your work to help you gain more recognition and sales.